Community is hard. It just is. There. I said it. Seriously though, building developer communities is hard work. It's long hours of looking at stats, metrics, and worrying about if what you're building is sustainable or, heck, interesting enough. It's putting yourself out there in every interaction, from social media to blog posts to community threads and answers to meetup and conference talks.With all of the hard work that building communities is, why would you ever make it that much harder on yourself by building your community in a bubble?
Hi, I'm Jeremy Meiss.
I am a Developer Relations and Community professional based in the Midwest. Currently the Head of DevRel & Community at CircleCI, I was previously at Solace, Auth0, XDA, and numerous consulting gigs. I have spent the last 25+ years in technology, with a vast proportion of that in software engineering.
Developers don’t care that you know, until they know that you care.
Preparing a talk to give anywhere is a daunting experience, but giving someone else's talk takes that to a whole new level. Following these steps will not magically make it a great talk, but they will help you prepare - and maybe, just maybe, the talk will become one that you begin to give because it's become your own. This helps not only you, but also helps your company with more people spreading the message.